Supply Chain Innovation


All apparel, including Abanderado, Alternative Apparel, Bali, Barely There, Berlei, Bonds, Bras N Things, Champion, Dim, Duofold, Gear for Sports, GTM, Hanes, JMS, Knights Apparel, L'eggs, Lovable, Nur Die, Outer Banks, Playtex, Sheridan, Wonderbra and other licensed brands. Hanesbrands' compliance program is accredited by FLA.

From the Hanesbrands website: The significant majority of Hanesbrands products are made in company-owned plants, which gives us direct control over workplace conditions and interactions with local communities. We have an innovative worldwide business ethics program, and Hanesbrands is a participating company in the Fair Labor Association, an independent corporate social responsibility monitoring organization.

When Estofel, S.A. of Guatemala City, Guatemala, shut down in late 2007, a number of FLA affiliates—including the University of Washington, Gear for Sports, Hanesbrands and Philips-Van Heusen—led an effort with Ghim Li and the Collegiate Licensing Company that resulted in severance payments to 871 former Estofel workers from the parent company of the closed facility. Read more.

On April 17, FLA Participating Company Hanesbrands announced a new partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Chevron, and El Salvador-based NGO Glasswing International to support youth and community development in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The new four-year agreement expands Glasswing’s school makeover program to more than 75 schools, where efforts will focus on revitalizing and rehabilitating facilities for students. At an event in Washington, DC, Celina de Sola (Glasswing), Mark Lopes (USAID), Teddy Mendoza (Hanesbrands) and William Irwin (...

On April 18, 2021, the Fair Labor Association (“FLA”) received a Third Party Complaint (“TPC”) filed by the union federation Federación de Asociaciones o Sindicatos Independientes de El Salvador (“FEASIES” or “the Complainant”) alleging specified labor rights violations at Decotex International LTA de CV (hereinafter, “Decotex” or “the factory”), a facility owned and operated by Tegra LCC, a corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia.  The TPC followed on communications between FLA staff and FEASIES representatives after the publication of

Final report on a Third Party Complaint filed by the Comité Ad Hoc de Trabajadores de Bienno S.A. alleging a range of workers’ rights violations in the factory Bienno Sociedad Anónima Guatemala.


On January 31, 2020, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) received a Third Party Complaint with respect to the factory Bienno Sociedad Anónima Guatemala filed by the Comité Ad Hoc de trabajadores de Bienno S.A. (Bienno Workers Ad Hoc Committee).

The FLA board of directors voted to approve the reaccreditation of Hanesbrands, Inc.’s social compliance program in October 2019. Hanesbrands, Inc., an apparel and accessories parent company and manufacturer that owns brands in the blanks, intimates, collegiate, and sportswear markets, was first accredited by FLA in October 2010.  Hanesbrands, Inc., is headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C. and owns 32 manufacturing facilities and sources from 466 contract facilities. The company’s largest sourcing and production countries are China, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

On February 6, 2019, the Fair Labor Association received a Third Party Complaint from several former workers at the C.S.A. Guatemala S.A. factory requesting that the FLA investigate allegations concerning noncompliance with the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct and Benchmarks concerning a number of issues relating to Freedom of Association (including with respect to alleged wrongful dismissals), Compensation and payment of benefits, and the overall Employment Relationship.  FLA affiliated company Hanesbrands and non-affiliated company Gap, Inc.